2021 ACOCo
Yarra Valley Opera Festival
Dates: October 15  - 24

Did you miss our 2020 online Yarra Valley Opera Festival?

 or perhaps want to watch something again? 

Contact us to buy a link to stream for 24 hours.

"imagination soars in online festival" - The Age

"Gertrude Opera's 10-day festival has made a mockery of the limitations imposed by the coronavirus lockdown,

with lively productions highlighting the intimacy and drama that clever camerawork can create"

- Sydney Morning Herald

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"pure joy online" - The Age

"exceptional...potent and streamlined" - Limelight

"delightfully conceptualised...highly evocative and engaging" - Stage Whispers

A Gertrude Opera (AUS) - Monk Parrots Production (USA)

music by David Lang
stories by Lydia Davis, and words by David Lang after Gottfried von Strassburg, Beroul, Sir Thomas Malory, Marie de France,
Beatriz Contessa de Dia, Thomas of Britain, the yom kippur liturgy and Richard Wagner
Directed by Luke Leonard 
Featuring Amelia Jones  Heather Fletcher  Belinda Paterson  Alexandra Amerides (VIC)
Josh Landis     Charlotte Simcock     Gates Leonard   (USA)
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"savagely witty...tender and poignant" - The Age

"an exceptional production...more please." Classic Melbourne

"a captivating and enchanting show" - Stage Whispers


A Gertrude Opera Production

music by Nicholas Gentile   words by Lincoln Hall 
Directed by Linda Thompson 
Featuring  Georgia Wilkinson  Morgan Carter  Nigel Huckle  Sam Ward
With Glenn Amer - piano and Flora Carbo - saxophone
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Kate Kelly

"a strong and vibrant interpretation...no weak links." - The Age / Sydney Morning Herald


"an alluring and evocative piece...cleverly bridges personal storytelling and cultural interconnectedness." - Limelight


A Gertrude Opera Production

music by Ross James Carey   words by Merrill Findlay

 Directed by Linda Thompson  

Music Direction by Patrick Burns

Cinematography by Anna Cadden (TAS) Ehran Edwards (NSW) Tiana Koutsis (VIC)

Edited by Greta Nash 


Emily Burke as Kate

Andrew Moran as 'Bricky' Foster

Michael Lapiña as Quong Lee

with Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba (violin) Zoe Knighton (cello) Brendan Toohey (clarinet)  Patrick Burns (accordion*)  




(coming soon)

Yarra Valley Opera Festival